Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Precious Possesion

Skye the dolphin
(Toy)


Right in front of you is my most precious possession. It may look
like a cheap stuffed animal but you must read on to understand
how special this gorgeous, little dolphin actually is.

In the middle of the dazzling Gold Coast there is a small section
named Sea World. Sea World is a theme park where there is many
different animals to view and a few thrilling rides to try out.
But there was one special experience that I loved the most.

That experience was the dolphin encounter.
The dolphin encounter is where there is a small group of
children taken into the dolphin enclosure with two dolphins inside it.
The children get to pat the dolphins and watch them do some
really impressive tricks.

That experience was to special to forget so I needed something to
remind me of it forever. I peeked inside the small gift shop and
saw heaps of cool stuff for example plush toys, stone necklaces
and even sweets. But I saw something that really caught my eye
which was a lovely, sky blue dolphin that was super cute!
I picked it up and held it tight like a bear hugging a honey jar.
It was twenty bucks so I just HAD to buy it.

After I bought it we started heading back to the motel
to pack up to go home.
 Once we were back at home sweet home
I still hadn’t thought of the perfect name for it.
She was very velvety and supple while being a eye
catching colour of sky blue. Skye! I suddenly thought.

I now play with Skye everyday and each time I play with
her she always reminds me of my incredible experience at Sea world.
But just how amazing my trip was it has to end here.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A
A
A
I am willing to try new things
A
S
A
A
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
S
S
A
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
S
A
S
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A
A
A
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
A
A
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
A
A
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A
A
A
I treat others with respect
A
A
A
A
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A
A
A
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
A
A
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
S
S
A
I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
A
A
A
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
A
A
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S
S
S
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S
S
S
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A
A
A

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Bait Trap



This Possum Trap was made up of the following materials: Origami paper, OfficeMax stationary box, Muesli boxes and Yogurt containers.

To make this trap we taped some colourful origami paper to some muesli boxes to make them look more attractive. Next we collected a huge OfficeMax box and used some scissors to poke some air holes so the possum can breathe. Next we rolled some origami paper into a roll and taped them together. After that we used one piece of cardboard and two rolls of paper to make a cool opening to the bait. Next we taped the two muesli boxes and a piece of cardboard together so the possum can use it to climb up to the bait. Lastly we got two yogurt containers and hot glued them together. Also we cut the bottoms of the containers out so when the possum goes inside the weight of it will cause the containers and the possum to fall inside and get trapped.

We had a problem when we were trying to find something to trap the possum inside because we didn't have a door. 

Something I would do differently next time would be to make a door with magnets to make it open and close.


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Fennec Fox~information report

Fennec fox

The desert is a dry and boiling environment it is significant that many animals have adapted to such hostile elements. Adaptation is a vital act that includes getting used to new surroundings or habitat. Adapting can take very long to get used to, but one animal which is the fennec fox has a great tactic that helps it survive in the harsh desert. So let's have a journey through the Sahara desert and find out many different facts about the desert and the daring fennec fox.


Deserts are sweltering habitats where water is very rare to find and because of that not much life thrives in the desert. But not only that it is extremely hard to adapt and only a few animals that can survive in such a harsh terrain. The desert takes up 20% of the earth's space! The average temperature in the desert is 100 degrees fahrenheit .



One of the animals that have adapted to living in the desert is the Fennec Fox. The fennec fox is an omnivore and it’s diet is based on plants, fruit, roots, eggs, insects, rodents and small reptiles. They have huge feet so they can keep balance on the sand and not sink into the sand. The fennec fox loses body heat through the ears, helping them keep cool in the hot, desert climate. Its thick, soft, long fur insulates the fox from the desert night time cold and protects it from the hot air during the day. While normally the fennec fox is a solitary animal they form small groups to 5-10.

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The fennec fox has successfully adapted to the harsh desert habitats by collecting moisture from the food they eat at night. Their large ears, which are usually 6 inches long (15 centimeters), help dissipate excess body heat on hot days in the desert,  and to fan themselves or youngsters. A fascinating fact is about the fennec fox’s feet being able to be used as shovels to dig underground to make dens.

Conclusion
Furthermore, the daring fennec fox has successfully adapted to the harsh habitats of the Sahara desert. Adaption is when something or someone gets used to a change in their surroundings. The fennec fox is an interesting creature and is very smart. Overall the fennec fox has proven to us that that they have astonishing tactics that help them survive in the barren Sahara desert.


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Place Value Maths Video

This week my group Amelia, Naysha, James, Joanna and Andrew created a explain everything explaining 372 + 637 using place value we hope you enjoy watching our video :)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Fairy tale: Sneaky Black Riding Hood

Sneaky Black Riding HoodOnce upon a time on a sunny day a puny, little wolf  joyfully strolled through the woods to her grandma’s house. Little wolf heard a strange slashing as she walked along. Sneaky black riding hood suspiciously eyed little wolf while she sneakily made a short- cut  to Grandma’s house. Grandma wolf  was inside her house gently knitting a dainty jumper for little wolf when she heard the door slam on it’s hinges. As soon as Sneaky Black Riding hood stepped into the knitting room Grandma Wolf shrieked in terror. Grandma Wolf was too petrified to move so Sneaky Black Riding hood evilly tied her up in the stinky attic. Little wolf picked- out some pretty flowers to make Grandma Wolf feel pleasant and then trotted along to grandma’s doorway. Little wolf noticed the wooden door slightly opened. Little wolf stared at the door knob in total confusion. “HELP!” yelled Little Wolf’s grandma while the sound pierced Sneaky black riding hood’s ears. Little wolf felt butterflies crazily flutter around in her stomach. She walked through the door confidently and sighed in relief when she saw the normal living room of her Grandma but she didn’t notice she was getting ambushed by SNAP! Sneaky black riding hood wrongly trapped Little Wolf in her hands and gobbled her up. Little wolf’s grandma dissolved in tears when Sneaky Black Riding hood wickedly rubbed her tummy. There was a break of silence and then SLAM! A tall sturdy man bolted through the door. Sneaky black riding hood moved quickly and pointed her knife towards Grandma and slashed it but in a split second the wood chopper whacks the knife and it hits Sneaky black riding hood’s stomach which frees little wolf and painfully killed Sneaky black riding hood.THE END